New PS4, Xbox One game Chariot has you transporting your father's remains to a burial site

2D couch co-op adventure game from Frima Studio launching this year on PlayStation 4; no word on Xbox One release date.

It's time to update the list of 100 games coming to the PlayStation 4 in 2014, as Canadian developer Frima Studio today announced that its 2D couch co-op adventure platformer Chariot is coming to the PS4 this fall. Chariot is also coming to the Xbox One, but it's unclear when that version will be released.

Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Frima Studio executive producer Martin Brouard explained what Chariot is all about. In the game, you need to guide a chariot through underground levels using physics-based mechanics like pushing, pulling, riding, and reeling. Though Chariot was designed for multiplayer, "it's also super fun to play solo," Brouard says.

As for its story, Chariot is the story of a princess who is tasked with carrying her father's remains to his final resting place. With the help of her fiance, she takes hold of the chariot and carries the king's remains through underground puzzles to reach a final burial site.

Unfortunately for her, the king's ghost is bound to the chariot and "has quite a temper." The ghosts insists that he be buried with vast riches, so you'll also need to collect loot in the caves. You can see more images of Chariot on the PlayStation Blog.

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37 comments
killjoi
killjoi

Very different idea for a game, nice to see.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Errrrr...

If this is coming out first on PS4 isn't that basically illegal to Microsoft's parity clause?

They'll be flipping tables!

marlobc
marlobc

remains of a dead unicorn , that would be better

Evil_Sidekick
Evil_Sidekick

I'll wait for the prequel, where you actually murder your father with the help of a buddy

C_A_G_E
C_A_G_E

If the XBone is getting the game as well isn't it the same release date? I mean isn't that the major stipulation in their indie development program, all release dates are the same?

DrKill09
DrKill09

What a gross and morbid premise.

nayce54
nayce54

I am definitely loving the visuals of this game although it is 2D and I think 2D games have been spammed like crap on butthole. Looks kinda refreshing in a unique way.

javalino
javalino

they seem too happy !!! I bet they killed their own father.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Is this game a rip off of the first few minutes of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons?  You seriously had two people wheeling a sick person somewhere (I could swear it was their dad of something).

prats93
prats93

Stopped reading at "couch co-op".

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

No word on 720p 15fps.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

As an old dad, I object to the portrayal of old dads. 

SaudiFury
SaudiFury

I like the premise.  i'm curious.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

It seems intriguing.  I wonder if it will have similar mechanics to Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons.

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

The devs don't get it! Only PC likes indies. The console people despise indies!?!?

Response to console trolls.

Riddick123
Riddick123

So Trine with 2 people instead of 3.  Will it run in 1080p on both systems at 60FPS ?  This is the real question that needs answering.  

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

such a greedy king even after death

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@prats93 It must suck not to have any friends in real life that like you enough to actually hang out with you in person.  I get sick of people dogging offline co-op, gaming with people is at it's best when you are in the same room, maybe get some friends and try it for once.

prats93
prats93

Brothers had mechanics?

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@Gallowhand @olddadgamerHave you noticed, though, that every father in a game is like really, really old?  Like Obiwan old? Or, in this case, dead? Or one then the other? I mean, the best us dads got ever was Liam Neeson in Fallout 3, and when that's the best you can get, that's slim pickins.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

@nayce54 - Thank you, kind sir.  It's Cate Archer from No One Lives Forever. :)

observer98
observer98

@olddadgamer @Gallowhand  Sam Fisher was a dad. So was Booker from Bioshock. Michael in GTA as well. There are others but I can't remember all of them now.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@Gallowhand @olddadgamerOr Miria ran off to be with Harold and had Raul!


Dating myself, there.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

@olddadgamer  - I think Moira had a secret love-child hidden away.  That's why the other kids always came out of Craterside Supply in the morning, because they were having sleep-overs.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@Gallowhand @olddadgamerIn thinking on this, we do tend to fare better than moms, who often are a) absent, b) dead, or c) evil.  I can't even think of a Fallout 3 portrayed mom.  You don't even get Liam Neeson!


Think of how much lower that average age would be if we gave it up.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

@olddadgamer - Slim Pickens was a good actor. :D

I understand your point, though.  It seems a little odd that more characters (especially parent characters) in the 35-50 age bracket are not well represented in games, considering the average gamer age is supposed to be 31.